Deep Cycle Batteries-This type of battery can be used to start your car.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Deep Cycle Batteries; You need more amps than a starter battery

Deep Cycle Batteries. This is a sort of question in reverse. Most people try to use car or leisure batteries.Hence, to fit their scooters or golf trolleys. But it is possible to use an AGM (Absorbed Glass Matting) type to start a car. Thus,this blog is aimed mainly at the motorhome/camper type customer.Therefore, that are unsure of the kind to fit.This type of battery is sealed and so can be installed on its side if required. Indeed some car makers.Of course, now provide a type of AGM Deep Cycle Batteries one to the interior of the car. Some of the Mazda range are fitted with a sealed one inside the car. Indeed underneath the driver’s seat. Because in the case of spillage during an accident.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Optima Red Top battery-Deep Cycle Batteries

The general rule when fitting an AGM  to a car is to increase the number of amps. Because of the cranking amps in a regular car battery. Are higher than those in an AGM battery. The general rule is. To fit a battery with about 20 to 25% more power in amps than a regular car starter battery. Genuine AGM deep cycle batteries are available in “Optima batteries”, from

Deep Cycle Batteries

The modern car engine with electronic ignition and fuel injection does not need as much power to crank up the engine as the older cars; this means that modern engines do not require as large a cranking amps as they used to and therefore is much less important as it used to be. However, vehicles including leisure vehicles are now fitted with power guzzling electric appliances that are more suited to using deep cycle batteries. Do not forget that the deep cycle can be totally drained and then re-charged and recover fully, but a car battery may not fully recover if totally discharged.

It will not hurt to fit Deep Cycle Batteries as a starter provided you up the amps.

If in doubt many companies now make a type of crossover battery called a leisure battery in different amps depending on how big the vehicle and amount of power the battery requires, this kind of battery is available online in Tungstone batteries and Lucas brands online at Another kind of car now uses the AGM battery, known as the Start-stop system. These cars are now getting very popular because they automatically stop and start when the car comes to a stop, this saves energy and pollution, and by 2016 a significant number of cars will be fitted with this system, using AGM batteries.

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre, and I am MD for online battery company Working for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. Now I own a garage and MOT testing centre. Here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars. Also their related products, anything that will help my business. Naturally, we are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Dave selling a leisure battery in Halifax

Mazda MX5-Pre-Winter checks reveal urgent Brakes work for this Mazda MX5 Owner

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Mazda MX5 Pre-winter checks include checking your brakes

This time of year we are carrying out many pre-winter checks. Hence, on many different makes and types of cars. Of course, this is one of the great things about been an independent garage . Therefore, not linked to any particular franchise. As a result, every day we take in what comes and just get on with the job in hand.

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Mazda MX5 for compete brakes fitting

We take on almost most things that can go wrong with a car these days. Of course, if we can fix it then we do it. One of my greatest things about my job . Consequently, is also the fact that we carry out work for whole families . Of course and their cars and vans. As a result ,we try to encourage this by giving away small gifts when they bring in their cars for a service or a repair carrying out on their cars.

Like many other garages . Of course, we may give away an freebies such as air freshener. Or this time of year,( near to Christmas), We are giving away lucky bags of Christmas sweets . Hence, to all the kids that come along with their parents . While their cars are being looked at and repaired. of course, over the years we have found this a very nice touch. This helps to maintain good customer relationships . Resulting in a continuous flow of good business and happy customers.

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How often do we hear people complaining about the service or price they have received from other garages and franchise dealers? One lady customer who drove an Audi TT came along to us on the word of mouth from a friend, who said that our service was second to none and the price was right on most makes of cars. This was about four years ago now, she had been charged over £700 for an average service on her Audi TT.

We have different price range for cars based on the engine size as most garages do and publish it on the internet, under car servicing. The lady saved herself half the money and because we are a Unipart Car Care Centre (UCCC) we used quality replacement parts with a nationwide guarantee against faulty parts and labour, she was highly delighted and we now take care of most of the cars in her immediate family,

Mazda MX5-Brakes problem on a Mazda family car

Another family who come to my garage for work carrying out are mad about Mazda MX5 cars. Both the husband and wife own a Mazda MX5, a great sports car. The two cars came in recently for a pre-winter check which included their Disc Brakes checking and winter tyres fitting on their cars. When we removed the wheels we found that both cars required urgent Car Brakes work carrying out, one car in particular, the wife’s car required a full set of discs and pads. We were given the go ahead to carry out the brakes work. We fitted the cars with Yokohama W winter tyres and the brakes parts were Unipart.

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Nice new discs brakes and pads for this Mazda MX5

If we had not checked the brakes then at least one of the cars could have had more serious issues during heavy braking in wintry conditions, however the job was completed by Ryan Linton and both car owners were happy that their cars are now back to full spec.

Eric Roberts…